Update: it’s getting ugly fast. According to documents and statements signed and made by Romney he was a sole shareholder, CEO, president, and drew a mininum of 100k/year salary … but he didn’t work there, no, not at all. Holy smokes, that’s his story, and wouldn’t you love that fucking job? So he was either lying to shareholders and the SEC, unlikely, or he’s been lying through his teeth for the last several years to media and the entire nation, which I hereby decree is a near metaphysical certainty.
We briefly discussed Mitt’s Bain reign and why it both poses a problem for him and servers as an illustration of the many versions of Romney. It turns out he may have also told two exclusive tales under de facto oath. America blog connects the dots:
1. Romney told the SEC that he remained the firm’s “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president” up until 2002.
2. But Romney said in a more recent financial disclosure form that he left Bain in 1999 – so the two federal forms contradict each other, at least one is a lie.
This could be a big deal, maybe a lawyer could chime in on that. Until then, FWIW, I find it hard to believe Romney would be dumb enough to commit full-blown perjury in writing. But maybe I’m wrong, and besides, it suggests to suspicious people like me there could be more Romney doesn’t want known regarding his role at Bain and his reported offshore schemes. They may be technically legal, but in the absence of any info from team Romney we can stipulate they may be pretty ugly, too.